Hanging or cover

Persian
mid-18th century


Object Place: Southern Caucasus or Northwestern Persia

Dimensions

78 x 72.1 cm (30 11/16 x 28 3/8 in.)

Accession Number

16.282

Medium or Technique

Cotton and silk; cotton plain weave embroidered with silk; surface darning and running stitch

Not On View

Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

White cotton entirely covered with embroidery. The ground is worked with black silk. In the middle is a white 8-pointed star. In the points, trees, birds, etc,; in the middle are three concentric stars of pink, blue and yellow, detailed with other forms. The mainfield is covered with large leaves, birds and geometrical forms. Worked with salmon pink, yellow, bright greens, bright blue, brownish gray, black and white. Lined with heavy cotton. Much worn.

Provenance

Purchased by the donor of C. Filippo of Paris and Tehran, July 20, 1916. Denman Ross Collection.

Credit Line

Denman Waldo Ross Collection